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What tools do I need to remove a radiator out of a 1996 chevy cavalier?

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To Replace a Radiator check this procedure...

Tools:
1. Combination Wrench Set
2. Screwdriver
3. Flashlight
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Needle Nose Pliers
6. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
7. Socket Set

Supplies:
1. Coolant

Steps:
1 Open the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

2 With the engine off and cold, remove the radiator cap.

3 Place a drain pan under the radiator. Remove the drain plug or remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.
o Tip: Twisting the hose or using a screwdriver may allow easier removal.
o Tip: Lifting the vehicle will give better access to the lower radiator hose.

4 Remove the upper radiator hose.

5 Remove the radiator fan shroud or remove the electric cooling fan assembly.
o Tip: Transmission cooler lines will need to be removed when replacing the radiator.

6 Remove the radiator.
o Tip: Some older metal radiators can be taken to radiator repair shops for repair.

7 Install the new or repaired radiator. Make sure it is aligned.

8 Install the lower radiator hose and clamp.
o Tip: Replace the hose and clamps if necessary.

9 Install the radiator fan shroud or electric cooling fan assembly.

10 Install the upper radiator hose and clamp.

11 Fill the radiator and radiator reservoir with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water.

12 Install the radiator pressure tester and check for additional leaks.

13 Re-install the radiator cap and start the engine.

14 Monitor the engine temperature.
o Tip: DO NOT allow the engine to overheat.

15 Road test the vehicle, maintaining supervision over the temperature gauge.

16 Verify repair by inspecting for leaks or overheating.


Good luck; remember comment and rated this help.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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